Share this Job

Melt Process Development Scientist

Apply now »

Date: Mar 2, 2023

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 59646


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.


Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 



Scope of Position (i.e. projects involved with and role within group):

  • Melt Development process engineer/scientist supporting new product development and new equipment design
  • Span the movement of new glass compositions/products from research, through development and into manufacturing
  • Development of melt process expertise on technical career track


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of properties of new glass compositions to provide expectations for research melter process and production process
  • Work with research melter, division engineering and manufacturing staff to develop process plans, including experiment plans
  • Learn from and work under the direction of Development experts (Associate/Sr. Associate/Fellow) to provide calculations and assessments
  • Hands on operation of new equipment, development of startup and operations SOPs
  • Execution on-site of new SOPs with iterative updates based on real-time learning
  • Creation and execution of experiment plans • Process data analysis and interpretation
  • Deliver documentation (reviews/RTR) and capture IP as needed
  • Build network and reputation across organizations


Travel Requirements (please note if international):

  • 25% average travel, Open to negotiated long-term assignments
  • Domestic Travel (Harrodsburg) and International travel (France, Asia)


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • 40 hours per week/flex time


Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess):

  • Availability for travel to Kentucky, France and Asia
  • Able to apply critical thinking and engineering principles to solve complex problems.
  • Understanding of chemistry and physical properties
  • Literature searches and report writing
  • Succinct communication of complex ideas
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and diverse organization across research, development, engineering and manufacturing


Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess):

  • Desire to develop on technical track toward Development Associate
  • Ability to translate specific data/observations into chemistry and physics to develop testable hypotheses
  • Open to 1-6mo assignments in Asia and France over the next 5 years
  • Experience in glass manufacturing plant environment.


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration):

  • M.S. or higher Glass Science,  or Material Science.


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

  • Open minded, able to share ideas and collaborate with other experts across many functional groups
  • Communication of complex physics and chemistry to both technical experts and non-expert audience
  • Technical leadership
  • Ability to benefit from the expertise of others
  • Independent
  • Strong interpersonal skills due to highly diverse teams
  • Ability to work within a team environment and interact with cross functional teams with a strong tie to Development, Engineering and Manufacturing.
  • Transparency and communication of both in-progress and completed work


This position does not support immigration sponsorship






Corning Puts YOU First! 


We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 


  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals. 






We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Corning